MG has been synonymous with British sporting
and performance motoring since it became a stand-alone marque in
1928, although the company was founded five years earlier.
The first M-Type MG Midget was derived from
the Morris Minor car and featured an advanced overhead and
performance camshaft design, placing it in direct competition to
Austin's Seven sporting range.
The subsequent MGTA to MGTF ranges all proved
firm favourites with the motoring public, and their appeal endures
to this day.
Since then, MGA and MGB roadsters, tourers and
saloons have all joined the range, and the MG name always features
strongly when a conversation turns to classic motoring. In fact,
even relatively modern MGs seem to acquire classic status long
before other cars.
With so many MGs to choose from, the key
factor is how you want to use the car.
If you have a passion for adventure, and value
thrills over frills, look no further than the 1928 to 1955 Midget
range. Later (1961 to 1979) Midgets still manage to pack plenty of
excitement into their tiny frames, but the overall experience is
from a different, more comfortable age.
The MGA and MGB models truly epitomise the
manufacturer's output between 1955 and 1980, and it is here that
the greatest following lies. Both types are easy to work on and,
with the MGB GT offering 2+2 seating, there is even a nod towards
However, MG's many saloon models shouldn't be
overlooked. From the pre-war Magna Salonette through to the
Magnette ZA and ZB and Farina types, ownership meant entry into a
world of motoring glamour.
Even later MGs, including Metros, Maestros,
Montegos, and not forgetting the MGF, are also coveted by avid
enthusiasts of the marque.
BUYING AND OWNING
Buying an MG today involves a thought process
that's remarkably similar to the one required when the cars were
MGBs and 1960-1979 Midgets are well supplied
when it comes to spares, and can be ideal entries into the world of
classic motoring. All classic cars demand an amount of owner
maintenance, but these models are particularly user-friendly when
in good condition.
Earlier MGs such as the MGTA to MGTF range, as
well as the MGA, are also well served for spares and support.
However, don't rush in. There are plenty of
MGs available on the market, so a cool head is essential when it
comes to striking a deal. Join the MG Owners Club and talk to their
experts before making a decision. Always look out for corrosion
problems, and seek expert advice if you're at all unsure.
You should also look for expert advice when it
comes to insurance. You should look for specialist MG classic car
insurance. After all you want to make sure that you're speaking to
someone who knows all about your car.
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